Virendrasinh Tawde, who was apprehended on Friday in connection with the 2013 murder of rationalist Narenda Dabholkar in Pune, wanted that an imported weapon be utilized to kill Dabholkar.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has actually found in the e-mail path between Tawde and Sanatan Sanstha member Sarang Akolkar exposed that the previous particularly pointed out that the weapon that must be utilized for Dabholkars murder ought to be of foreign make. Dabholkar was shot dead by two unknown bike-borne assailants on the Bal Gandharva Bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013.
In the email, Tawde likewise talked about of locations like Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Uttar Pradesh from where the weapon could be acquired. He apparently mentioned that countrymade weapons might fail, so to make sure the mission does not fail, foreign-made weapon be used in the murder. Tawde himself handpicked the 2 shooters, aCBI source said.
CBI has actually looked for sanction from the court to send the taken bullets and shells to the Scotland Yard for ballistic evaluation. The report is yet to be gotten.
Intitally, the ballistic report of Kalina Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL) had actually mentioned that weapon used in the murder could be a 7.65 bore countrymade handgun and was the same weapon utilized in murders of Dabholkar and, later, other rationalists Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi. The Bangalore FSL was of the viewpointbelieved that different weapons were utilized in the murders. CBI then looked for approval from the court to look for Scotland Yards aid.
Tawde is currently being interrogated by the CBI after being remanded to police custody till June 16. During investigation, we found evidence which led us to Tawde. When Tawdes e-mail was discovered, digital investigation developed the email trail between him and Akolkar.
Tawde was made in charge for execution of the murder by the group all who worked for the very same organisation. It is unexpected that the Maharashtra authorities SIT and Pune Crime Branch never ever reached Tawde or perhaps questioned him once when they were conducting examinations in the event, said a senior officer from the main probe company.
CBI believes that there were three others involvedassociated with the conspiracy and planning of Dabholkars murder besides Tawde and Akolkar. Tawde was constantly in touch with the 4 individuals and was made in charge of execution for the murder which was called Project Dabholkar. The planning took more than 5 years and details relating to conspiracy was not shared by anybody else besides the group. The group ran like members working for a cult, and secret meetings for the very same were held in Panvel, Pune and in Raigad district on multiple celebrations. The interaction between the people who belonged to the group interacted with each other just on need-to-know basis.
The examination company has actually likewise discovered that murder execution dates were postponed on two to 3 occasions as members of the radicalised Hindu group felt they were not yet ready.